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Posted on: July 5, 2016

[ARCHIVED] WFR responds to multiple fire calls on July 4th

WFR crews were called to mulitple fire throughout the 4th of July holiday. At 7:54pm crews responded to a small grass fire on 19th St and Arrow Avenue, witnesses found a small grass fire that was contained and burning in a open lot. At 10:15 pm crews were called to a grass fire that was actually in Florence fire district, Florence fire department put the grass fire out and did not need the assistance of Watertown. At 10:16 pm crews were called to a grass near 16790 Sioux Conifer Road, the fire was contained to approximately 1 acre, the cause of this fire was from fireworks. At 1:00 am on July 5th crews were called to 1710 11th Ave SW for a garbage can that was smoking. Upon arrival home owners state that someone came by and put some lit fireworks in their garbage can. The homeowner used a bucket of water to put out some smoldering garbage. Watertown Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone that conditions are very dry and please be careful with any lit debris.

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